The Irish government has provided updated guidance for beneficiaries of temporary protection who are planning international travel.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals living in Ireland with a Temporary Protection Certificate, also known as a “yellow paper,” do not need to apply for a new certificate when traveling to or from the country; however, they may still need a visa if from a visa-required country.
  • Those planning to travel internationally and return to Ireland can use an expired Temporary Protection Certificate to reenter the country until at least March 4, 2024.
  • Foreign nationals should present this notice along with their expired Temporary Protection Certificate or Irish Residence Permit card when boarding a flight to Ireland.
  • Ukrainian nationals and nationals of any other country that does not need a visa to enter Ireland do not need to take any additional steps when traveling to the country.
  • Nationals of countries that require a visa to enter Ireland should contact this email to ensure they have the correct documentation to enter Ireland without a visa.

Additional Information: Information regarding visa requirements and how to apply for a visa is available here. More information for Temporary Protection Certificate holders is available here.

BAL Analysis: Irish authorities are allowing Temporary Protection Certificate holders to reenter the country on expired certificates to reduce processing times and simplify travel for temporary protection beneficiaries.

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